|Famous for||The Danish brand is often spotted on the likes of Helen Mirren who adores the simplicity of its designs|
Georg Jensen was a Danish silversmith and sculptor. In 1904 he co-founded a silversmithy in Copenhagen that has gone on to be one of the best-known in the world and a major centre of original Danish design. By the end of the 1920s, Jensen had retail outlets spread as far as New York, London and Berlin.
Jensen passed away in 1985 but the firm he founded continues to produce stunning and unique pieces, including art and homeware as well as timepieces, working with established and upcoming artists including the legendary Henning Koppel (1918 – 1981), who worked with Jensen from 1946 and whose creations are responsible for what the world now knows as ‘Danish design’: products that are beautiful as well as practical. Koppel created beautiful and intricate wristwatches, and the Koppel 421 watch pays tribute to a timeless style he created in 1978.
The Georg Jensen timepiece collection includes the Concave watch by Swiss designer Nicolas Barth Nussbaumer, which challenges traditional watch design by integrating the dial and case into one form, inspired by the human eye. Legendary Swedish designer Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe (1927 – 2004) also features in the stable – she created the Vivianna, an open-ended bangle watch originally produced as an ornament and transformed into a chronometer. The watch features a mirror face and no numerals and is the epitome of the brands Danish values – ‘the simplicity of life, the Nordic light, clean water and fresh air’.